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Genmou Printed Patterns - Yabane Cowl

Yabane Cowl - designed by Keiko Kikuno

“Yabane” is a Japanese traditional pattern. This pattern takes inspiration from the feathered part of an arrow. In Japan, an arrow is a symbol of keeping evil spirits away, so this pattern has been popular as a good luck charm for a long time.

The cowl is knitted in the round from the bottom up, starting with 2x2 ribs in Main Colour then Chevron pattern in alternating two colours followed by 2x2 ribs in Main Colour.

Pattern details:

Colour: Colour in sample - #19 Carrot (3 balls) & #1 Ivory (1 ball)

Material: 100% Merino Wool - DARUMA Genmou

Length required: Main Colour- 300m approx / Contrasting Colour - 228m approx

Finished Size: Circumference 44.5” / 113cm, Height 11.5” / 29cm

Needle Size Required - Metric 4.5mm & 6mm / UK 4 & 7 / US 7 & 10 (Circular)

Additional Tools Required: Stitch marker (1), cable needle, tapestry needle


35.5 stitches & 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Chevron stitch with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle


Please note this is a printed pattern (A4 size) rather than a downloadable PDF file. 

If you have any questions about this product, please feel free to contact us and we will be very happy to help!